Food for Thought Friday: Global Poverty & Income Around the World

Pew Research Center has released a new and interesting research analysis on global poverty and the global middle class, as well as a great interactive map displaying the world population by income. Through their analysis, they found that in 2011, a majority of the world’s population (56%) continued to live a low-income existence, compared with just 13% that could be considered middle income by a global standard.  Although there was growth in the middle-income population from 2001 to 2011, the rise in prosperity was concentrated in certain regions of the globe such as China, South America, and Eastern Europe.

Check out Pew Research Center’s new research analysis and interactive map for a closer look at their findings!




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